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UK South India Business Meet 2014 at UK Parliament, London

On 10th July, 2014 , this summit was organised so as to promote business UK and India, specifically South India region of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Telangana

The Meet

UK South India Business Meet was held on 10th July 2014 at the UK Parliament, Westminster, London. The business meet had Lord Swraj Paul as special guest and was chaired by Mr Virendra Sharma MP, . The audience included representatives from South Indian states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, Members of House of Lords & House of Commons, representatives from other Indian states/ other countries etc.

Programme Summary

Mr.Virendra Sharma MP welcomed the delegates attending the business meet. Sujit S Nair., FRSA. Director played the role of anchor during the business meet.

Mr.Philip Abraham, BSICC Vice Chair - Kerala provided a brief overview of BSICC and its activities. Mr.Alister Jones, Deputy Director - Global Operations at UKTI Investment Group gave an overview on how UKTI supports overseas companies to invest and grow in the UK. Mr.Mike Knowles, who is part of British Business Group, Delhi spoke about the Lessons that India can learn from the UK of 1964 in his talk titled "India 2014 - UK 1964.. Lessons to be learnt". Mr. Bradley Starr, Founder of, who has extensive experience in pursuing cross cultural business activities between UK and India offered his perspective on what is required to successfully pursue IT business between UK and India. Mr.Srinivas Rao Jalakkam, BSICC Vice Chair for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana & Mr.Radhakishore Pandrangi, who was Office Director of US Commercial Service in Hyderabad spoke about various opportunities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Promising Telugu actor Mr.Rahul Venkat, who also happens to be the first cousin of Telugu movie Superstars Mr.Chiranjeev and Mr.Pawan Kalyan, provided insights into the business opportunities available in the Telugu film industry. Noted journalist Ms.Rani Singh, a BBC Broadcaster, delved deeper into PR and Media relationships that are required for Indian companies in UK. Julian Marwitz, CEO of Arineos UG, spoke about "Affordable housing and energy efficiency - smarter ways for housing".

Mr.Salman Ahmed, Presidency college, Bangalore spoke about Educational Opportunities in Karnataka. Prof. Dr. K.P. Haridas, Chairman and Managing Director, Lords Hospitals, Kerala talked about New model in Healthcare relevant to South India. Mr.Akash Nahar, Director, Yes We Can Foundation, Bangalore spoke in detail about Making Impactful Social Investments in South India. Mr.Sowri Manoharan, Ms.Priya Shah and Ms.Aneesha Ramani from UKTNCC spoke about the Business opportunities in Tamil Nadu. Mr.Jayant Nadiger & Mr. Filippe De Potter from Belgium investment and trade

body took a bi-thematic approach for their talk titled "Karnataka, gateway to India - Belgium, gateway to continental Europe". Dr. Kurinjivenden of Bharathidasan Govt College, Pondicherry Central University spoke about Business Opportunities in Puducherry. Mr.Harish Haridas, a serial entrepreneur from Kerala, spoke about Business Opportunities in Kerala. BSICC Director Mr.Pius John spoke about Ongoing and Upcoming mega projects in Kerala. Noted singer from Kerala, Franco, also interacted with the audience.

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